Animals All Around

Animals All Around

Animals have always been popular with this class and we’ve had lots of them out over the last couple of weeks. Here is some of the play we’ve enjoyed…

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Panda Play

This was very popular! Tray, part of a set from TTS.

Panda play from Rachel (",)

Panda play - from Rachel (",)

Panda play from Rachel (",)

Panda t.shirt - from Rachel (",)

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Spotting Hidden Animals 

…and matching them to those found in the classroom…

Spotting hidden animals - from Rachel (",)

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Finger Gym

Fine motor and pattern work with animal buttons…

Fine motor and pattern work with animal buttons - from Rachel (",)

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Wild Animal Small World Play

SO much storying!

Wild animal small world play from Rachel (",)

Wild animal small world play from Rachel (",)

I also had a request to put the larger animals in our normal small world area…

Animal small world play - from Rachel (",)

More recently, there was a request for snakes too…

Snake play - from Rachel (",)

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Building on the Light Panel

… for pets…

Building for animals - from Rachel (",)

I loved the horse jumps…

Building horse jumps - from Rachel (",)

A cave for a dog…

A cave for a dog - from Rachel (",)

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Animal Shadows

…on the OHP…

Investigating animal shadows on the OHP - from Rachel (",)

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Animal Maths

Animal maths - from Rachel (",)

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Counting Ducks

Counting ducks - from Rachel (",)

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Exploring Animal Prints

…on boxes, buttons and felt…

Exploring animal prints on boxes, buttons and felt - from Rachel (",)

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Animal Dough

Animals and loose parts with dough - from Rachel (",)

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Water Play

A bit of duck catching and scrubbing…

Ducks! from Rachel (",)

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Creating Transient Art Pictures

Making pictures - from Rachel (",)

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Animals Outdoors

Resting on the Chalkboard

I spotted this when I looked out of the window…

Animals resting on the chalkboard from Newby Leisure - from Rachel (",)

Animal Trap!

Animal trap! - from Rachel (",)

Close up of the animal trap…

Animal trap close up - from Rachel (",)

At the Waterhole!

Who needs a waterhole when you have a wok?!

Animals at the water hole - from Rachel (",)

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Animals outdoors - from Rachel (",)

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Animals in the LED Box 

Animals in the LED box - from Rachel (",)

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Enjoying Animal Books

Enjoying books - from Rachel (",)

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Thanks for reading!

Safari dress - from Rachel (",)

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Bath time for the animals a few months ago…

Bath time for the animals - from Rachel (",)

Bath time for the animals - from Rachel (",)

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10 Comments

  1. I am in love with your classroom and all of your inspiring invitations for learning! I’m wondering where you got your forest mural for your small world corner? I’d love to recreate that in my classroom! Thanks for sharing all you do!!

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  2. Everything you do is AMAZING! It helps me group the themes I have and use more of the items in different areas. Your ideas are my favorite. Do you have any bird groupings. We have been doing a summer bird watching and some themed towards project play. If you have some I would love to see them. Thank you sooo much.

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  3. This is amazing, I’m teaching Reception in sept so scoping ideas from the best!
    Can I ask where you get that LED lightbox? I’ve tried looking for one but no luck so far.

    Thanks!

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    • Ah, that’s a lovely comment, Rosie! Thank you! The LED box is from Ikea 🙂

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  4. I love these, so creative and it’s refreshing to see ideas like this for children. My fav are the Ducks! I love the game at the Perth Royal Show where you “fish” for a duck and reveal a number on the underside and win a prize. I am fond of pandas, and am lucky to have a Ziegart Panda latch hook kit, which is suitable for adults (or older children). Thanks for sharing

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    • Thanks for taking the time to comment, Celine! 🙂

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  5. Really enjoying your ideas Rachel. Thank you so much for creating this resource. Can you tell me where do you get your wooden logs that are in your small world animal area?

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    • Many of them are from a tree surgeon. Some are part of a ‘tree block’ set & were from Yellow Door. Don’t think they do them anymore, but you could try TTS or Cosy (both UK).

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